Halloween 2016 on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Events, Family, Museums, Other

Halloween is here and the Upper West Side is offering tons of frightfully fun activities apt for the whole family. From a musical costume parade to trick-or-treating inside a museum, the spookiest time of year is packed with things to do for everyone. Here’s a quick guide on the best the neighborhood has to offer this Halloween!

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Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Children, Education, Family, Museums, Other

Spread your wings and fly among hundreds of butterflies through the rainforest inside of the Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses over 500 butterflies that come from more than 100 different species– including the cruiser, julia, longwing, owl and paperkite from countries like Thailand, Brazil, Kenya and Australia. The exhibit teaches visitors about butterflies’ life cycles, their lives and their impact on the environment.

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Mother’s Day 2016 on the Upper West Side

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Children, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Museums, Other, Parks

Check out Mother’s Day 2017 on the Upper West Side!

It’s rare that mothers ever get to take the day off, so May 8 is a day to celebrate and pamper them. From giving your mom a beautiful bouquet of flowers to treating her to a delicious brunch, here is how to celebrate Mothers Day on the Upper West Side.

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Venue and Party Spaces on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Bars & Nightlife, Children, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Local Business, Museums

For most, holiday season means bring on the parties! If you are anything like me, you may have a kid’s birthday, family reunion, work holiday party, and a significant other’s adult birthday happening in the next three months (um, yikes!). And where are we to hold all these parties?! I have compiled a list of great spots on the UWS great for parties of all sorts – just be sure to book with plenty of time to spare!

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Explore Lincoln Center with Stacey Harris

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Fourth of July Events: Something for Everyone!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Bars & Nightlife, Children, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Locals, Movies, Museums, Music, Parks

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And just like that, the Fourth of July is almost upon us! This weekend will be filled with beaches, barbeques, and mini-vacations for many of us, but what if you are planning to stay in the neighborhood? Or perhaps you are coming to Manhattan to celebrate the holiday. Here are some great activities and events to celebrate the long weekend in style!

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Fun-Filled Day on The Upper West Side for $20!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Antiques, Apparel, Art, Bars & Nightlife, Children, Desserts and Bakeries, Education, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Museums, Parks

We all wish we had an unlimited entertainment budget – especially since there are hundreds (if not thousands) of restaurants, bars, museums, boutiques, and show options at your fingertips. These things can get quite pricey, but don’t fear because we’ve planned out a day spent on the UWS that will fit any budget. All you need is $20 in your pocket to enjoy many things to do on the Upper West Side (and a good pair of walking shoes!).

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“Our Global Kitchen” at the Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Museums

Through August 11th, the Museum of Natural History will be presenting an exhibit called “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature and Culture”. This exhibit will examine the myriad of details that goes into the world’s food consumption. From current global trends to anthropological viewpoints, this exhibit will trace the history of human food consumption, examine its current state and predict its future. It will dive into the production of livestock and agriculture, as well as food’s transportation, distribution, global impact and the broad spectrum of how different areas tend to eat, from right here in America to third world countries and everywhere in between. It will examine the global food industry and its effect on different regions health, culture and the environment. It will also show the evolution of the way food is cultivated and consumed. Genetically modified crops versus organic farming, and methods for raising livestock will all be taken into account as well as the way these practices effect the environment and the way food shapes different cultures.

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American Museum of Natural History

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The American Museum of Natural History — which claims an 18-acre chunk of Upper West Side real estate spanning one long and four short blocks— comes among its parents New York’s governor in 1869, Teddy Roosevelt’s father and J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the richest men in the world at the time.

Best of all, after a short five-year stint in the East Side’s Central Park Arsenal, the Upper West Side claimed the jewel of history museums and has kept it—and grown it—ever since.

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The Art of Scent

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Events, Museums

Exhibitions Open From:

November 20, 2012 – February 24, 2013

Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
Would you like to smell something delicious?  Or maybe you prefer scents that are floral, sexy, spicy, or musky?  If you appreciate olfactory delights, make reservations now for The Art of Scent 1185-2012 at The Museum of Art and Design.  This groundbreaking exhibition is the first of its kind; it is the premiere major museum exhibit to celebrate the power of scent and recognize it as artistic expression.  Twelve works are featured to demonstrate the artistry and innovations in scent design.  This unique instillation uses “scent machines” in order to dispense focused streams of air, allowing for a more concentrated scent experience.

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